Let's do a Whole 30!

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With just about two weeks until the new year, I’ve started to think about what kind of fresh beginnings I’d like to take on. I actually kept my 2018 resolution (second hand first!) and plan on only sewing my own clothes in 2019! But today, I’d like to focus on health. Guys, I have been eating so poorly lately and I feel it. Not enough good stuff (green anything? Christmas tree cupcakes do not count!) So much sugar and fast food - it’s no wonder I feel gross. My skin is crying out for help. My digestion is not happy. I need a change.

I haven’t done a proper, all out Whole 30 in years - I’ve been either pregnant or nursing for the past five (which meant I was nauseous or needing to keep my supply up) - and now that I’m not supporting another person - it’s time! My main goal - repair my gut and cure my acne (from the outside in!) I think I can do it by removing dairy, sugar and gluten from my diet - those are my most likely triggers, but by doing a full elimination plan (removing soy, all grains, and legumes, and then slowly adding them back in) I can be sure. On the acne front I am also going to be sure to eat more foods with probiotics (like sauerkraut and kimchi) and taking zinc to repair my gut lining. Plus I know I feel better when I’m eating real food. I’m about 15 pounds heavier than when I became pregnant with Felix, but I actually feel pretty good about my body’s shape. I wouldn’t mind a little breathing room in my jeans, but I don’t want to lose too much weight because I don’t want to sew a whole new wardrobe (well… I do… but there’s only 24 hours in a day!)

I know from experience, doing a bit diet overall can be overwhelming. I’ve combed through my archives for some posts that will help:

How to Plan for the Whole 30

My Whole 30 Results

Follow Up to the Whole 30

Whole 30 Breakfast Ideas

Whole 30 One Week Menu + Shopping List

Healthy Meal Ideas (not paleo/Whole 30!)

Will you join me? What kind of health forward goals do you have?